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MYSTICAL TIBET CONCERT  7.30pm Wednesday 26th April
(Powerhouse Theatre) – $30/35

button_bookonlineMusic of Philip Glass and Tenzin with Camerata – Queenslands Chamber Orchestra in Honor of one of the most influential composers of the late 20th and early 21st century, Philip Glass


Join us for this, one night only, special event.  Experience Tenzin’s voice and virtuosity alongside the majesty of Camerata  – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Tenzin’s friendship and collaboration with Camerata extends back to 2009.  Katherine Philp’s arrangements takes Tenzin’s songs and storytelling to even greater heights. 

Legendary composer Philip Glass has collaborated with Tenzin on a number of projects. Tenzin is a regular guest at Philip’s Tibet House Benefit Concerts at Carnegie Hall and they recently performed together in Japan. The program will include selected works by Philip Glass and from Tenzin’s collaboration with Katherine and Camerata.  The concert is being performed to mark Glass’s 80th birthday and honour his unwavering support for Tibet and HH the Dalai Lama who has not seen his homeland since 1959.

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button_bookonlineSONGS OF FREEDOM  CONCERT
07:30pm Thursday 27th April (Visy) – $30/35

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This concert will share the songs which have inspired movements, exemplified a shift in consciousness, and given people hope in the face of monumental odds.

The Concert features the talented music students from QACI (Queensland Academy of Creative Industries) led by music staff, including percussion director and acclaimed performer and composer Michael Askill.  

Joining them will be a combination of ‘Tongues of Fire’ and ‘Roar’ choirs manifesting as Roaring Fire Choir a truly elegant, vibrant group led by local vocal legend, Yani Choirmistress.

The concert also features Tibetan artists Tenzin Kunsang (a graduate of the acclaimed Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts) and Genyen Tenzin from Japan, as well as heartwarming music and traditional folk dances by Brisbane’s own Tibetan artists Kunsang Dekey, Tenzin Methok and Tenzin Sherab. Not to be missed.



LOTUS BORN 07:300pm Friday 28th April (Visy) – $30/35

button_bookonlineBardo_SongsMulti genre and mesmerising, Lotus Born combines lucid spoken word with sublime music, dance intensified by an unfolding and enthralling visual art experience that is a feast for all the senses. This unique event features real-time painting by prolific Amsterdam-based Tibetan artist, Tashi Norbu, set to a collaborative score coordinated by Festival Director Tenzin Choegyal and Tenzin Yeshi (a graduate of the acclaimed Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts).  They will be joined by some of Brisbane’s finest musicians including Marcello Milani (Toothfaeries), Shen Flindell (Spirit of Bhakti), Peter Hunt (Kooii) and Richard Grantham.

Best of all, one lucky patron will be able to take the experience home with them, as the painting will be available for purchase after the concert.  Proceeds will benefit Tibetan Children’s Village.

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In Conversation – the Honourable Prime Minister of the Tibet

In Conversation – the Honourable Prime Minister of the Tibet with Paul Barclay
7.30pm Saturday 29th April (Visy) – $30/35button_bookonline


A rare opportunity to hear the Honourable Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-exile speak about his vision for Tibet. We live in a fast-changing world – Brexit in the EU, Trump in America, the rise of China and growing threats to Climate stability. More than ever before, values such as democracy, freedom, environmental and human rights should be upheld. The Tibet issue symbolises justice, non-violence and freedom. What are the challenges facing the Tibetan struggle? How can we maintain optimism for positive change?

In 2011, Dr. Lobsang Sangay became the first democratically-elected political leader of the Tibetan people in their history. Despite what Dr. Sangay himself acknowledges as ‘a high level of anxiety amongst Tibetans’ at His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s decision to withdraw from politics, he has gone on to win the confidence of the Tibetan people and was re-elected during a general election in 2016.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from Dr. Sangay as he speaks about his vision for Tibet with Paul Barclay, presenter and series producer of Big Ideas on ABC RN.